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LAND RECORDS

Documents are accepted for recording on the Cheshire Land Records in the office of the Town Clerk from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on regular business days.  The Land Records are open to the public and available for review and copies from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on regular business days. 

 

FEES FOR RECORDING DOCUMENTS:

$53.00 for the first page ($50.00 for the first page plus a $3.00 historic document preservation fee), plus $5.00 for each subsequent page or portion of a page of the same document.

 

If the document has MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.) as a Nominee, the fees are as follows:  $159.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page.  If the MERS document is a Release or Assignment with MERS as the Grantor, the fee is a flat $159.00 (even if it is a multiple page document).

 

SURCHARGES:

$2.00 for each transfer of $2,000 or more reportable to the State.
$5.00 if the current mailing address of grantee is not given.
$1.00 if the names of those executing, witnessing and acknowledging are not typed or printed under their signatures.

 

CONVEYANCE TAX:

A Conveyance Tax is due to both the State of Connecticut and the Town of Cheshire on all property transactions:

        STATE:

Residential Property & Unimproved Land:  .5% of transaction price
Residential Dwelling over $800,000:  .5% of $800,000 plus 1% of additional amount of transaction price
Non-Residential except Unimproved Land:   1% of transaction price

        LOCAL:

All Categories:  .25% of transaction price

 

FEES FOR RECORDING MAPS:

MAP FILING: $10.00 each

MAPS OF SUBDIVISIONS OF 3 OR MORE PARCELS: $20.00 each


COPIES:

COPIES OF LAND RECORDS: $1.00 per page, plus $2.00 fee for certification 

COPIES OF LAND RECORD MAPS: small $5.00, large $7.50, section $1.00 

USE OF BATTERY-POWERED SCANNER:  $20.00 per occasion


(Fees for land records, conveyance tax and copies are established by the Connecticut General Statutes)

 

Last updated on Tuesday, October 01, 2013